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Instant Vintage: Cirque du Soleil’s “Kurios” Makes Old New Again

Posted September 15, 2016 by jmurray

There are circuses, and then there is Cirque du Soleil! The Canadian circus arts company has created masterful productions that are staged in Las Vegas, New York City, Orlando and in multiple international destinations. Cirque du Soleil also has eight different productions on tour, one of which, “Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities” AlwaysAList.com was able […]

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Todrick Hall in Kinky Boots
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Todrick Hall: YouTube Superstar Takes Turn In “Kinky Boots”

Posted August 16, 2016 by jmurray

Internet sensation and theater star Todrick Hall is headed back to the Great White Way. The 31-year-old entertainer, who became a breakout star in the entertainment industry with his flash mob pop-ups and viral music videos, will take over as Lola in the Tony Award®-winning musical “Kinky Boots” starting November 1, 2016. Hall will follow […]

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Staged: BeBe Winans’ “Born For This” Opens In DC

Posted July 11, 2016 by jmurray

AlwaysAList.com was invited to opening night of “Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story” at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. “Born for This” is an engaging musical that gives insight into the journey of Benjamin “BeBe” Winans and Priscilla “CeCe” Winans. The singing siblings, who come from Gospel Music’s Winans dynasty, became breakout stars on […]

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Leona Lewis
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Nine Lives: “Cats” Returning To Broadway Starring “X Factor” Winner

Posted June 3, 2016 by jmurray

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famed musical “Cats” is returning to the Great White Way in July and pop superstar Leona Lewis has been tapped to play the lead role. Lewis will star as the withered and worn lonely cat Grizabella in the Broadway revival, which will start in previews at New York City’s Neil Simon Theater […]

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Deborah Cox
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Deborah Cox: Makes Her Debut As Josephine Baker

Posted May 13, 2016 by jmurray

Deborah Cox has started her run as the legendary Josephine Baker in the new musical “Josephine,” which opened at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Flor. on May 6 and will play through May 29. The long-in-the-works show about Baker explores the life of the twentieth-century’s first international black female sex symbol and how a […]

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BeBe Winans, Oprah Winfrey & Charles Randolph Wright
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BeBe Winans: Celebrity Friends Come See Musical About His Life

Posted April 20, 2016 by jmurray

BeBe Winans has premiered his debut musical, “Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story” at Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. The production, which BeBe is producing alongside “Motown The Musical” director Charles Randolph-Wright, is a “hilarious and heart-warming journey toward self-discovery.” The musical is a bio piece, showcasing the rise of siblings BeBe & CeCe Winans […]

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The Color Purple Broadway
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Born Again: “The Color Purple” On Broadway Is Nostalgically New

Posted April 19, 2016 by jmurray

“The Color Purple” is back on Broadway and this revival is a refashioned, minimalized interpretation of its predecessor. Starring British import Cynthia Erivo (Celie), Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson (Shug Avery), “Orange is the New Black” star Danielle Brooks (Sofia), Isaiah Johnson (Mister), Kyle Scatliffe (Harpo) and Joaquina Kalukango (Nettie); the John Doyle-directed reimagined musical comes to Broadway after making […]

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Back For More: “Motown The Musical” Returning To Broadway

Posted April 13, 2016 by jmurray

If you missed “Motown The Musical” during its first run on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre for nearly two years from March 2013 until January 2015, you can catch the popular show again in New York City starting in July. The musical is making its triumphant return to The Great White Way after a year […]

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Heather Headley & Jennifer Hudson
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Big Return: Heather Headley Replacing Jennifer Hudson In “The Color Purple”

Posted April 8, 2016 by jmurray

Tony Award winner Heather Headley will take over the role of Shug Avery in the Broadway revival of “The Color Purple” when Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson departs the musical on May 8. In her big return to the Great White Way on May 10, Headley has signed on to “Push Da Button” as the sultry […]

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Austen Jaye & Harry Belafonte
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Being Belafonte: Actor Austin Jaye Brings Hollywood Legend’s Story To Stage

Posted March 24, 2016 by jmurray

Almost two years ago, actor Austen Jaye was scrolling through his Twitter timeline and his friend, writer and digital content creator Issa Rae, posted an article that posed the question: “Will Hollywood Allow Blacks To Make Love On The Big Screen?” The story featured a photo of Hollywood greats Harry Belafonte and the late Dorothy […]

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